ECW/CCJ/JUD/05/07 Etim Moses Essien v. The Gambia In the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Holden at Abuja, Nigeria Between Professor Etim Moses Essien - Applicant v. 1. The Republic of The Gambia - Defendant 2. University of The Gambia - Defendant Composition Of The Court Hon. Justice Hansine N. Donli - Presiding Hon. Justice Aminata Mallé Sanogo - Member Hon. Justice Anthony a. Benin - Member Hon. Justice Awa Daboya Nana - Member Hon. Justice El Mansour Tall - Member Asissted by Tony Anene-Maidoh Esq. - Chief Registrar Counsel to the Parties 1. Mr. James A. Kanyip - for the Plaintiff 2. Mr. Emmanuel O. Fagbenle Mrs Awa Bah, A.G Chambers, The Gambia. - for the Defendants Judgment of the Court 1. The Applicant, Professor Etim Moses, is a citizen of the Community, of Nigerian nationality. The 1st Defendant, the Republic of Gambia is a Member State of the Community. The 2nd Defendant is a University of the said Member State. 2. The Applicant, who resides at Estate Housing D58, Eket, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, is represented by his Counsel, James Kanyip. Albert & Co., Suite B58, Abuja Shopping Mall, Zone 3, Wuse: 3. The Defendants were represented by their Counsel, Dr. O. Olulana (DCIL) and Miss Nyalomy Sarr (SC), as well as Attorney-General and the Department of State for Justice, Marina Parack, Banjul, Gambia. 4. The Applicant complained of the violation of his human. The Defendants raised a Preliminary Objection of inadmissibility of the action, for lack of competence of the court. The court adjudicated and joined the 1

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